Leicester adds German shot-stopper Zieler

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Kasper Schmeichel was everything you’d want and more in goal last season, but now Leicester City boasts two quality goalkeepers.

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The reigning Premier League champions revealed the signing of German netminder Ron-Robert Zieler on Friday, after joining from Bundesliga side Hanover 96.

The 27-year-old completed a four-year move to join the English side, while the terms of the contract were undisclosed.

The addition of Zieler reunites the 27-year-old with several former teammates. While playing with the Manchester United academy back in 2005, the keeper played with current Foxes players Danny Drinkwater, Matty James, Danny Simpson and Ritchie De Laet.

“It feels great coming to Leicester and joining the Club after they’ve had such a great season – it’s really nice to be part of the Club now,” Zieler said upon his arrival. “I’ve been shown around the training ground and it looks very good and I’ve been to the stadium – I heard about the great atmosphere and the great fans, so my first impression is very good.” 

While primarily serving as a backup to Manuel Neuer on the international stage, the German keeper was on the team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, which went on to win the tournament.

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